59th Annual Grammy Awards // Los Angeles 

Rihanna left us absolutely shook by this look. Although, having received 0/5 of her nominations, the queen of slayage definitely looked snatched. 

Gorgeous in Green. Adele was the only artist that received 5/5 of her nominations. The singer/songwriter definitely proved to be the star of the night. 

Yet another unusual yet aestheticically pleasing look from none other than Solange herself. Singer/Songwriter/Producer/DJ received her first ever Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

Mama Bey. Beyoncé looked absolutely gorgeous in red with a baby pump visible on the scene, and radiant as ever. She went home with 2/5 of her nominations; Best Music Video (Formation) & Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Skincare 101 

Alright, so in my previous Skincare 101 blog post, I tackled the basic skincare routine that every woman should know by now. Wash, steam, exfoliate, cleanse/tone & moisturize. 

In the next few Skincare 101 blog post, I will be dissecting the skincare routine & going into a bit more detail for every step.

First on the list is washing your face. Now, I think everyone knows which brand of soap works for their face, & if you do not then I would suggest using the normal sunlight green bar (as mentioned in the previous post). 

Alright, I am going to jump right into the next step which is streaming. In this blog post I will be elaborating on the benefits of steaming, what you will need, & the instructions on how to do it properly.

  • The Benefits of Steaming 

Steaming is the best way to relax your facial muscles. This helps your pores relax & helps unclog your pores. Steaming helps remove dead cells/toxins from the skin caused by excessive touching or perspiring. Steaming helps enhance blood circulation in the face. This is responsible for that glow you see post steaming.

  • What you will need 

All you will need is basic home essentials; a kettle to boil the water, a towel to cover your head, & a plastic basin/glass bowl. 

  • Instructions 

Simply boil water in the kettle & transfer the water from the kettle to the plastic basin. Grab a towel & place it over your head as you place your head over the plastic basin/glass bowl. Steam your face for 5 minutes. 

P. S: You can add essential oils to the boiling water, if you please. These will help unclog your pores & repair tissue.

Follow everything above mentioned precisely, & you will be well away to unclogged pores and glowing skin. 

What to expect from my next Skincare 101 blogpost: Tips for Exfoliating + more face masks you should try out. 

New year, new me.

Every year comes with a fresh start, at least that is what we would all like. And with every year, we let go of the old in order to welcome the new. Whether it be letting go of old clothes that don’t fit anymore or even old friends we no longer gel with anymore.

In the year 2017, I would like to declare a fresh start. I would like to declare optimism into my life and much more. 

I would like to cast aside the things I may have had the tolerance for in the past, but no longer do. 

No more hoarding things in the name of ‘sentimental value’.

No more living in cautious optimism, but in everlasting faith. 

No more fearing what lies ahead, but openly awaiting what the future has in store. 

No more crying or reminiscing about the past, more soaking up and enjoying the present.

No more wasted breath over fake friends or former lovers. 

No more dwelling in pain caused by circumstance or people that are no longer present in my life.

No more wasted time on relationships that are more exhausting to maintain than to let go of. 

No more bonds with the pretentious, the disloyal, the unsupportive, the unkind and the arrogant.

No more enduring tasks or vibes that I have no interest in. Or vibes that bring no pleasure to my existence.

Less defeat. More resilience.

Less heavy sighing. More jubilant laughter.

I enter 2017 with an unburdened heart and zero beef. And I intend to exit 2017 that way. 
To health. To wealth. To contentment, & living life more selfishly.